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Flower Essence Society

Please join us for our

Professional Course Thursday evening, July 11 through Monday, July 15, 2013

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The FES Professional Course is designed for both intermediate and advanced practitioners with some previous training or experience with flower essence therapy. This is a special opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in flower essence therapy by combining practical and theoretical teachings, informational and experiential learning, flower essence plant studies and therapeutic profiles, counseling methods and inner work. We offer a program of professional quality, in which intellect, feeling and imagination are honored and cultivated. Our highly acclaimed training and certification program has been offered annually for nearly three decades, and has been attended by practitioners from around the world.

“I want to thank you once more for the amazing experience during the Summer Course in your beautiful garden and beautiful home...I hope I will have an opportunity to come again...� — Tanja Sesum, Belgrade, Serbia

Highlights of the Professional Course Chamomile

• Philosophical/historical basis for flower essence therapy • In-depth profiles of leading flower essences and formulas • Nature walks and plant study in the Terra Flora gardens • Principles of flower essence selection, formulation and application • Practical experience assessing and selecting flower essences • The MetaFlora Map of the Soul as a blueprint for flower essence therapy • The Client-Practitioner Relationship in flower essence therapy • Treating special populations: children, elderly, animals • Clinical case reports and leading research from FES For more details of the course content see

Instructors Richard Katz and Patricia Kaminski are married and professional partners, and directors of the Flower Essence Society since 1980. Through the Society, they organize and inspire many educational, research, and publishing efforts throughout the world. Richard and Patricia are authors of numerous articles and books about flower essences, including the best-selling Flower Essence Repertory, now in its fifth edition and translated into six different languages. Richard and Patricia have traveled extensively, giving seminars throughout the world on flower essence therapy. They also manage Flower Essence Services, which produces flower essences and herbal products at Terra Flora, their 27-acre Certified Biodynamic® / organic garden and wildlife sanctuary in the northern Sierra Nevada foothills of Nevada City, California.

Registration Enrollment for the course is limited and early registration is advised. Once you are accepted into the course, please make your own travel and accommodation arrangements (see below). Please contact the Flower Essence Society class registrar Jann Garitty ( with any questions about course content, schedule, the certification program, or any other policies. The questionnaire included with the registration form is absolutely essential; without the completed questionnaire, your application will not be processed. The online registration form is found at:

Richard and Patricia with a Madrone tree

Fees • Cost is $850 for the five-day workshop and includes four catered lunches • Breakfasts, dinners, accommodations and travel costs are additional

“Thank you so much for your generous mind and soul sharing this summer. I feel that the training has opened and initialized deep perceptual software on my inner hard drive.” — Nicholas Borrell, Ridgefield, CT

Accommodations Beltane Community House at Terra Flora We are pleased to announce an opportunity to lodge directly on the Terra Flora grounds at Beltane Community House. There are a small number of shared rooms which are available on a first-come first-served basis. Beltane House includes a large community kitchen, common dining and living room areas, and six bathrooms, some of which are private in the rooms, and some shared by more than one room. Please inquire for room descriptions and pricing.

Other Accommodations in Nevada City or Grass Valley For other accommodations, please book early, as Nevada City is a popular tourist destination in the summer. For listings, visit the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce website, or the nearby Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce at If you do not have a personal or rental car, please reserve at one of the accommodations in central Nevada City, in order to be able to connect with a car pool. Please note that FES does not coordinate accommodations at commercial establishments other than for our own Beltane House; these are chosen and arranged by each participant. Please direct questions to your travel agent, or your place of lodging. Also, we do not arrange for shuttles or other travel arrangements.

Meals Tuition includes a buffet style lunch, morning snack and herbal teas. We offer minimally processed and seasonally appropriate organic food. While we strive for enough variety to meet most dietary preferences, we recommend that if you have highly specialized or severely restricted dietary needs, you bring additional food with you each day. For daily breakfasts and dinners, we will provide you with a list of local restaurants and natural food stores at which you can dine or purchase deli items or groceries. Beltane Community House

Transportation The nearest airport is Sacramento International Airport (SMF), which is about a 1.5 hour drive from Nevada City. Shuttle service to and from the airport can be arranged with SuperShuttle at 800-258-3826 or www.supershuttle. com if you do not rent a car. Transportation to the class site will require carpooling. Carpools will meet at and return to specified locations in the central area of Nevada City.

“It was such a pleasure staying at the Beltane House. It truly felt like a community house—warm, welcoming, and the colors and the artwork were beautiful.” — Andrea Angelica Rose, Waterloo, Canada

“The results of the course, paired with the new essences, has really kicked things up a notch! Client results are coming back very strong. mind goes to Terra Flora often and to both of you. Words cannot express how lucky we ALL are that you have pursued this path and done great things. The consciousness of humanity is being lifted step by step, person by person, as the flower products help release each Soul’s Light.” — Deborah Lee, Quincy, IL “I feel so very blessed to have been touched by your beautiful energy and that of the Terra Flora gardens! The time spent there gave me a renewed love and dedication to expand the use of the flower essences in hospice care... THANK YOU for sharing your beautiful home and teachings at the FES training.” — Dr. Kelly Warshel, Windber Hospice, Windber, PA “I’ve never  taken a course that was so well presented, thought-provoking, intense, and supportive of my own growth on all levels — intellectual, experiential, sensory, spiritual. absolutely essential course for practitioners.” — Natalia Krawetz, health educator, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada “Every aspect of this training is a blessing, from the quality of presence extended by Richard and Patricia, to the depth and breadth of inspiring information offered, to the nutritious meals shared with fellow participants, to the almost invisible but no less valuable role played by each member of the FES ‘family.’ The quality and integrity present in each facet of the course is of the highest standards.” — Jane Ellen, Santa Fe, NM

“I traveled from France to Terra Flora to attend the Professional Course. In my opinion, FES offers the best teaching available for flower essence therapy. I am really glad to have been able to attend this course.” — M Lucas Vergnettes, DO, Paris, France

The week during the course was heaven... just fabulous in all ways known and unknown... like living inside a prayer. — Jan Scott, San Pedro, CA

Schedule, arrival and departure The majority of the professional seminar is conducted during the daytime hours. Friday, Sunday and Monday evenings are left open for dinner, relaxation and assimilation of the class presentations. The seminar does begin with an evening session on Thursday, July 11th and there will also be an optional evening program on Saturday, July 13th. Morning and afternoon tea breaks and lunch are provided on site at Terra Flora and are automatically included in the seminar fee. If you have highly exceptional dietary needs or need extra refreshment, please bring these items with you each day.

Course begins Thursday evening, July 11 You will be joining a carpool at approximately 6:45 pm from your assigned point of departure. When you arrive at Terra Flora, you need to check in first at the FES office to receive your final registration papers and class materials. The Thursday evening session is an important orientation to the whole of the seminar. This session will begin promptly at 7:30 pm and last until approximately 9:30 pm.

Course concludes Monday evening, July 15 The class ends around 6:30 pm on Monday evening, July 15. The conclusion is a vital part of the program – please do not plan to leave before this time. Unless you live in the local region, it is recommended that you spend the evening resting and assimilating the seminar information, and plan to depart at a convenient time on Tuesday, July 16th. You may also wish to extend your stay and enjoy the many scenic attractions of the Sierra foothills and mountains.

Payment and cancellation policy Fees are due at the time of registration. Our classes are located at Terra Flora, which serves as a home, garden site and cottage work facility. We limit the size of our classes in order to facilitate an atmosphere of social warmth and nature experience. You are urged to enroll early, as there is typically a waiting list later. Please note our cancellation fee policy: • Until June 10, 2013: We will issue a refund less a Dandelion $75 cancellation fee. • Starting June 10, 2013: If we are able to fill your reserved space, we will issue a credit towards a future FES class, less a $75 administrative fee. No credit will be issued if it is not possible to fill your reservation, or if notice of cancellation is not furnished prior to the class. The online registration form is found at:

Practitioner Certification Program The FES Certification Program is offered as a post-course option for all participants who complete the FES Professional Course. The case documentation process is an opportunity to develop enhanced perception and assessment of your clients’ experiences with flower essence therapy. This program is intended to add depth, documentation skills and objective professionalism to your healing approach as a flower essence therapist.

“In all my travels around the world, I have been to very few places with such an overwhelming sensation of peace and serenity. I felt warmth – an energy that I had not experienced before. I am very grateful to have been in your Nature Sanctuary and participate in your course.” — Renan Bornancin, Curitiba, Parana, Brazil “I was really happy to be at Terra Flora. Everything arranged for us was perfect. I really thank you for all that I saw, felt and learned.” — Cristina de Souza, Curitiba, Parana, Brazil

Step 1 Attendance and participation in the major segments of the FES Professional Course, including completion of all written and artistic projects. Step 2 Completion of the optional Plant Study, which is introduced during the Professional Course and completed after the program.


The Plant Study is due two months after the completion of the course, September 16, 2013, unless there is a written request for a specific extension of time.

All participants who submit a plant study will receive acknowledgment and commentary about the study. There is no further fee required to submit the study.

After submitting the plant study, those who indicate an interest in the Certification Program will receive detailed instructions about the certification procedure.

Step 3 Participation in the optional Certification Program, generally lasting six months to one year, involving the following components: • Three in-depth case studies, with client documentation and practitioner commentary, according to the criteria outlined in the certification materials. • Archetypal Character Study – A paper devoted to a public personality, artistic or literary character, discussing key qualities and phenomena that reflect the archetypal attributes of a particular flower essence. • A reading fee of US $300, payable when the case materials are submitted for review. • The deadline for submitting the certification materials is one year following the deadline for the submission of the plant study, or September 16, 2014. However, time extensions can be granted if the participant makes a written request proposing a new specific deadline.

Graduates of the FES Professional Course are eligible for the optional Certification Program

Step 4 Following completion of the Certification Program: After your certification work is complete, Patricia Kaminski or Richard Katz will personally review and discuss your case work through a telephone consultation or optional in-person interview. Upon successful completion of the certification program, participants receive a handsome certificate from the Flower Essence Society, and are invited to register as certified practitioners in the FES Practitioner Referral Network.

“The FES Professional Course has had a profound effect in my life and in my practice. The manner of presentation, and the material presented has opened me up to a personal relationship with the spiritual entities and guiding intelligence, which are the flower essences themselves. It has also launched me, through personal integration and transformation, into the FES MetaFlora Soul Map for assisting soul development for myself, and for the friends and clients who are drawn to me. This course experience is dynamic, very useful, and life changing.” — Charles Wayne Lewis, Nevada City, CA “The case study program has been enormously helpful for deepening my insights and professionalism. ... Work on all of my cases has helped to open my heart and increase my compassion for others. This is a priceless gift. I am proud of my affiliation with you. Thanks again for being a part of that!” — Autumn Sunshine Evans, Charlotte, NC

Come forth into the Light of things, Let Nature be your Teacher. — Wordsworth

The Flower Essence Society P.O. Box 459, Nevada City, CA 95959 USA 800-736-9222 (USA & Canada), 530-265-9163 fax: 530-265-0584


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